Check up & clean
Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime and regular check ups with your dentist are important to achieve this.
During the appointment, the dentist will check and assess your oral health including looking for any gum disease or infection. They will also give your teeth a professional deep clean and remove any tartar build up which is usually there even if the teeth are brushed well.
We recommend a check up & clean every 6 months with your dentist as they may be able to identify issues early on. This may prevent major dental work in the future, minimising expensive procedures for you in the future.
Frequently asked questions
What is included in the check up?
During the appointment, the dentist will check your teeth, cheeks and tongue. They may also use x-rays to check for any cavities, bone loss or infections that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Rest assured that we always ask for your permission before we take any x-rays and you have the right to decline. However, if we do not take x-rays, we may not be able to detect everything. Find out more about x-rays and how safe they are here.
Is it normal for my gums to bleed after a clean?
Short answer is yes. Gum bleeding is common and typically occurs after a dental cleaning and even just brushing or flossing their teeth. The main reason for this is because there is plaque or tartar buildup which allows bacteria to grow around the gum line area. In these instances, the dentist will provide you with a good thorough clean and provide you instructions on how to maintain good oral hygiene in order to prevent the gums from bleeding it the future.